Candidates in Salt Lake County mayor's race dueling in words, dollars

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 19 2012 8:47 p.m. MDT

McAdams, a Democrat and proclaimed friend to both parties, used the trash collection example and the similar dilemma that city and county snowplows face each winter to demonstrate jurisdictional inefficiency.

He outlined a five-point plan for cutting costs and upping efficiency, starting with an internal review of county government. A copy of the proposal is available on his website, benmcadams.com.

The plan includes McAdams' familiar chorus of cooperation across party lines, and touting the support he has garnered from area mayors. The campaign announced Tuesday that McAdams had picked up another endorsement, Republican Mayor Dennis Webb of Holladay, bringing his total to 13 of the 17 county mayors. Among them are several Republicans and current county Mayor Peter Corroon.

Crockett said he is looking forward to discussing implementation of the candidates' plans. Upon reviewing the McAdams' Fiscal Diet Plan, Crockett questioned the Democrat's ability to execute it.

"They're all fine points, they're fairly generic and obvious, and the real question is, do you have the experience to get it done?" Crockett said.

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